Whether your child is attending morning, afternoon, or all day Kinder, our Kindergarten class is here to help your child succeed. In the classroom we keep our Kindergartners separated from the bigger kids, so their transition into being School Aged won’t be quite as intimidating. However, there are times when they will do activities with the older kids. We provide a nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack, as well as safe transport to and from school.
We reinforce the skills that are being taught in your child’s class at school. To boost reading skills we practice letter sounds and high frequency word flashcards. Writing skills are bolstered by extra practice copying letters and words, and by writing letters and numbers out of context. To improve skills with numbers and counting the children are asked to recognize numbers out of sequence, to solve simple math and counting problems, and begin to do activities involving adding and subtracting.
Dreamland offers both Before and After School Programs, that include transportation to and from school, as well as a stimulating Summer Program.
During the school year we do our best to offset the academic portion of the children’s day with plenty of fun activities. We provide breakfast in the morning before we take them to school. When they first get back from school, we give them a snack and a bit of quiet time so those who have homework can get it done with the aid of our teachers. When the weather permits, we spend as much time as possible playing outside on our huge grassy area and state-of-the-art playground equipment. When inside, our teachers follow the Monday-Friday Daily Schedule that includes activities such as stations/centers, arts & crafts, group games and movie day.
During the Summer Time we plan our School Age calendar, activities and Field Trips around a weekly theme. We take the kids on three Field Trips each week, one of which is to the Park. Most Field Trips in June are outside, before the weather gets too hot, then we move to indoor Field Trips for July and August. There are no additional costs to parents for these field trips. When at the center, we follow the weekly schedule and plan a variety of activities to teach, entertain, encourage positive peer interaction, and help develop strong social skills. Such activities are: arts & crafts, stations/centers, group games, free time, aloud chapter book reading, movie day, science, cooking, outside time and much more.